One Day Workshop: Essential grounding and debriefing skills for front line staff
Developed by Diana Tikasz, MSW., RSW.
The pace, content and competing demands of the modern workplace has left many of us operating in constant stress and overdrive. Frequently this elevated stress state is challenged further with added pressures and trauma exposure. Eventually we can find ourselves shutting down and numbing out because our bodies are not built to function in this high-energy state for extended periods of time. As a result, we see many negative physical, emotional, behavioural and relational consequences in the workplace.
WTF stands for “Window of Tolerance Framework”. This one-day training provides skills to move helping professionals out of states of reactivity or avoidance and into the place of possibility where we are centered amongst the chaos and can choose how we wish to respond. It is ideally suited for front- line workers and others working with forensic evidence, investigations, court, with witnesses and victims and those working with individuals who have experienced difficult and traumatic experiences.
Based on neuroscience and trauma theory participants will learn:
- how the experience of ongoing stress, crisis and trauma exposure impacts us and our colleagues
- the WTF Model for self-monitoring
- how we can quickly recover our equilibrium and reset our bodies during moments of high stress
- helping our colleagues during moments of high trauma/high stress
- what is resilience and tools that enhance our sense of personal strength, purpose and joy